Here's a super simple and fun project that you can have your students complete during your next novel study.  I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies (Got to Teach!)

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows. This could be modified for use with Golden Sowers - summarize each book, etc.

Teaching With a Mountain View: An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!

It& no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum .

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their research. Students will research their famous person as they respond to targeted research questions. While researching, they’ll be on the lookout for ways that the famous person had a growth mindset. Next…

Growth Mindset Research Projects - 3D Projects and Activities for Growth Mindset

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in

Roll a Response - Read a book and do an activity {FREEBIE}

All Time Favorite Read Alouds for My Classroom!

Teach Your Child to Read - Weekend Warriors - Read Aloud Faves - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity- I may try this as one of our grade 1 writing activities.

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity

Cultivating a postive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I've learned that little things go a long way. The Best Part of Me writing activity is a great community builder!

Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans: Reading Comprehension with Bloom Balls. Teacher your students higher order thinking skills in a creative way and get them to connect on a deep level with their book!

These all about books are such a fun reading and writing research project for your young learners! This post walks through some of the steps to having your first grade students successfully complete their very own All About Book!

Documenting Projects- These all about books are such a fun reading and writing research project for your young learners! This post walks through some of the steps to having your first grade students successfully complete their very own All About Book!

Project-based Learning with only 30 minutes a day!

Implement project-based learning in only 30 minutes a day!

Art Around the World has EASY lessons for busy teachers. I am also a teacher and expected to cover all curriculum areas, but that doesn't mean we don't have time for art. The secret: integration! I've created. These fun lessons have teacher scripts to read aloud about each country and customs, step-by-step photo instructions, and a simple supply list.

Art History and Writing Integration

Art Around the World has EASY lessons for busy teachers. The secret: integration! These fun lessons have teacher scripts to read aloud about each country and customs, step-by-step photo instructions, and a simple supply list.

The idea of Genius Hour...amazing. Getting started with Genius Hour...a bit daunting.     Here is a sneak peek at how I got my students eng...

The idea of Genius Hour. Getting started with Genius Hour.a bit daunting. Here is a sneak peek at how I got my students eng.

Today I wanted to share my Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade.   It is jam-packed with writing projects for first grade.  The act...

Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade - First Grade Centers and More. First lesson is topic sentence with two reason sentences; progresses to 3 reason sentences; then includes a closing sentence as the year progresses.

Interactive projects for ANY novel | middle and high school | 7-12 | rubric included

20 Hands-On Projects for ANY Novel: 20 Rubrics Included

Students have fun creating these "Main Character - Body Book Report Projects."  Students design the character's body and then glue the writing templates inside the vest area and descriptive adjectives on the outside of the body.  For more information about this project, visit this page:  http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/character-body-book-report.html

Character Body Book Report Project: templates, worksheets, rubric, and more.

Today I thought I’d share a strategy I use to help my students communicate their thinking during the inquiry process. See, Think, Wonder is a thinking routine I use with my students to help t…

See, Think, Wonder: Developing Thinking Routines in the Classroom

Today I wanted to share my Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade.   It is jam-packed with writing projects for first grade.  The act...

Teach Your Child to Read - Today I wanted to share my Interactive Writing Notebook for First Grade. It is jam-packed with writing projects for first grade. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

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